Matt Karash: Game #64: Tuomo Ruutu gets his going away present

On Wednesday, the Carolina Hurricanes sent Tuomo Ruutu packing. On Saturday, they arrived in New Jersey to give him his going away present. To be clear, Ruutu obviously earned everything he received just as he did when wearing a Canes uniform. But his game-winning goal, 2-point, 1st-star effort on Saturday was probably he needed to complete the transition, make his 1st big contributions...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Karash: The Tuomo Ruutu blog

It all started strangely and somewhat in an ominous way. On February 26, 2008 at the trade deadline when everyone was focused on the usual rental type deals, the Carolina Hurricanes traded Andrew Ladd to the Blackhawks for Tuomo Ruutu. The trade was more or less a swap of 2 high pedigree, high draft pick physical wings both of whom were making only modest progress in reaching their...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuomo Ruutu: Injuries, luck, regression and everything in between

The main goal I had for the Hurricanes going into yesterday's trade deadline was for them to clear space for next season while adding a piece or two that could help the team in the future. They only made one trade, but they took a step in accomplishing both goals by trading winger Tuomo Ruutu to the New Jersey Devils for 23-year-old forward Andrei Loktionov and a 3rd round pick...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Karash: Initial thoughts on Tuomo Ruutu trade

Posting placeholder for comments while I write rest of blog... In what has been a tough season for Canes fans, today we get to wave goodbye to another liked player in Tuomo Ruutu. When the season started, who would have guessed that Tim Gleason and Tuomo Ruutu would be gone and Cam Ward more or less missing? I told someone a few days ago that after the 2001-02 Stanley Cup...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Not Likely To Trade Tuomo Ruutu

If you’re a Carolina Hurricanes wondering if they will deal winger Tuomo Ruutu, then wonder no more. The answer is more than likely no. The Fourth Period notes that General Manger Jim Rutherford could be open to dealing Ruutu. However, they also note that Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos has said that the likelihood of a deal taking place is not very high. The reason being, no teams...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuomo Ruutu is Back and On the Top Line

Injuries have been an issue for Tuomo Ruutu in the past. That is why it was that much more troubling that Ruutu did not make his season debut until Sunday. However what was even more of an issue, is that the Carolina Hurricanes were on the secretive side regarding the nature of his injury. We have become used to teams dodging specifics on injuries, and this was no different. The...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Storm Aftermath: Tuomo Ruutu

Now signed to a four-year, $19 mil. contract, Tuomo Ruutu is expected to play a key role in the Hurricanes future by being a contributor in the team's top-six while providing a much-needed physical presence on top of that. It's hard to deny that Ruutu makes an impact whenever he is in the lineup but unfortunately, Ruutu spent most of this year watching the team from the press...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes lose Ruutu to hip surgery

The abbreviated NHL season hasn’t ever begun the Carolina Hurricanes already suffered a major injury hit.Gritty forward Tuomo Ruutu will be sidelined until the playoffs – or even next season – after undergoing hip surgery. The Raleigh News & Observer broke the bad news to Canes fans while leaders of the NHL and NHLPA worked to strike a new deal and end the lockout. Ruutu...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Hurricanes agree to 4-year extension with Ruutu

The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a four-year, $19 million contract extension with forward Tuomo Ruutu. The deal will pay Ruutu $4 million next season and $5 million in each of the next three years in a deal that runs through the 2015-16 season. He would've been an unrestricted free agent after this season. The 29-year-old Ruutu is second among Hurricanes skaters with...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Hurricanes’ asking price for Tuomo Ruutu scaring suitors away?

SportsNet’s HockeyCentral Trade Tracker panel recently are reporting that there’s been lots of calls made to the Carolina Hurricanes about the availability of forward Tuomo Ruutu ahead of the February 27 trade deadline....
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

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